£2.7million Lifeboat In Appledore

22 March 2010, 14:25 | Updated: 22 March 2010, 16:44

A new, state-of-the-art RNLI lifeboat has arrived in Appledore.

The Molly Hunt is a Tamar class lifeboat, replacing the old Tyne class boat, and has cost £2.7million.

She's already carried out two rescues during sea trials and on the way to Appledore.

She's bigger and faster than the old boat, and is easier for the crew to use. 

Lifeboat Operations Manager Wendy Dale said, "She going to enable us to reach casualties more quickly, for the crew to be more fit when they arrive because of the comfort of the boat, and enabling our crew to save lives at sea."

To hear more from Wendy, click here.

Appledore lifeboat with search and rescue

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